When to go?
Tuscany is a gorgeous region to visit in every season, but the best times to visit are from April to May and from September to October. During these times, the weather is warm and the most welcoming, and there are fewer tourists than summer months. Tuscany’s scenery alters season by season, but the beauty of this region doesn’t change. In spring, the hills are carpeted with soft verdant grass and blooming flowers, while the coming of fall paints the landscape in rich hues of orange and burgundy. You can also get a dose of the culture and history of the region if you visit during these times. In June and September, the city of Arezzo hosts the Joust of the Saracen and you can watch as horse-riding knights clad in medieval armour charge a wooden target with a shield of the Saracen. You can also immerse yourself in the peaceful atmosphere of Luminara di San Ranieri as the embankments of Pisa are lit up by countless candles on the 17th of June.
Do & See: What to Expect in Tuscany
Home to the origin of the Rennaissance movement, Florence, Art and history lovers will enjoy Tuscany very much. Wander through the beautifully antiquated streets of Gimignano, a world heritage site, or you can admire the greatest collection of Italian Renaissance paintings in Florence. Tuscany is the oldest wine-producing region of Italy and has some of the most celebrated wineries of the country You can tour wineries here, go on wine tasting sessions, and savour the region’s best-known variety – Chianti.
With a diverse landscape, Tuscany is a fine destination for hikers. You can plan an adventure in the breathtaking Maremma Regional Park, where you can unwind in lush forests, explore old watchtowers and a Cistercian abbey, and take in the view of the deep blue sea. Along the coast, you can soak up the sun on sandy beaches like Marina di Carrara and Porto Santo Stefano, and fall in love with the crystalline waters and the tranquil atmosphere.